Explore the scenic beauty of Sikkim

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The gate of North-eastern India opens with the mesmerizing experience of Sikkim. If you need a break from your daily fast-pace life and want to explore yourself in the middle of rugged snowy mountains, then Sikkim is perfect gateway to explore. Sikkim is not only the cleanest and least populated state of India but also it is known for its holy Tibetan and Sikkimese culture and tradition. With snow capped mountains, flower clad valleys, desirable frozen lakes, robust Kanchenjunga range, forest reserves, remarkable Tibetan styled delicacies and with spiritual chanting everywhere (om-mani-padme-hum) Sikkim has every reason of being a nature personification.

As you enter in Sikkim, the sweet hospitality of people welcomes you with famous delight - momos, with which you will start your tour. So here, through the series of photographs I'll put forward various go-again-and-again destinations that will keep you spell-bounded. Just check it out:

Let's start with Gangtok

Gangtok is the capital of Sikkim and is the starting point of Sikkim as you'll be able to book your trip, hotels and cab/taxi from Gangtok. Gangtok is famous for MG-road which is the main center of attraction due to it's European street style. See the magical Gangtok through the eyes of roadaviator.

Foggy Gangtok from the top of mountain

Photo of Gangtok, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

Ranka Monastery...

Ranka Monastery near Gangtok

Photo of Explore the scenic beauty of Sikkim by prateek goel

Praying Wheel at Ranka monastery

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Devotee of Gautum Buddha

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Holy Gautum Buddha at Ranka Monastery

Photo of Explore the scenic beauty of Sikkim by prateek goel

Pristine frozen Tsomgo Lake

Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is one of the highest frozen lakes in the world. In Bhutiya language, its name suggest the source of Lakes. Changu Lake is very close to Indo-Tibetan border. It is the paradise for photography lover and will test every photographer to click the best of it. That's why I love this place a lot. To know more just check it out.

Icy way to Nathula from Changu Lake

Photo of Tsomgo Lake, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake

Photo of Tsomgo Lake, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

Mesmerizing view of snow capped mountain from Changu lake

Photo of Tsomgo Lake, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

Kyongnosla Waterfall in the way to Gangtok

Photo of Tsomgo Lake, East Sikkim, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

Yumthang valley

At about 125 km from Gangtok, there is Yumthang valley, which is also known as "valley of flowers" as if you visit Yumthang valley between June to September, the whole valley is covered with Rhododendron flowers. While in winters this valley is covered with thick layer of snow. I visited it in spring, that's why you'll see fogg, and totally different Yumthang. Check it out through the photographs.

Sun rays kissing the foggy Yumthang Valley

Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

River Teesta flowing by the side of roadway to Zero-point

Photo of Yumthang, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

View of snowy mountain at Yumthang valley

Photo of Explore the scenic beauty of Sikkim by prateek goel

Breath-taking view of monatery atYumthang Valley

Photo of Explore the scenic beauty of Sikkim by prateek goel

Enjoying -10 degree at Zero Point

Beyond the valley of flower, there is nature personification known as Zero Point Yumesamdong. It is at an altitude of 15748ft. It usually covered with snow throughout the year. The temperature remain near to -10 degree. Check it out what it hides in itself and explore it in your next trip.

To keep yourself safe from snow, there are stalls that will provide you snow cloths on rent and all lot of food stalls sells, eggs, maggie etc. to eat and keep you warm.

Food stalls at Zero Point

Photo of Zero Point Yumesamdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

Mesmerizingview of my taxi

Photo of Zero Point Yumesamdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

Watch tourists playing and traveler trekking on snow

Photo of Zero Point Yumesamdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

snow capped hills and valleys of Zero Point

Photo of Zero Point Yumesamdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

sun ray kissing the icy "Zero point" Yumesamdong

Photo of Zero Point Yumesamdong, North Sikkim, Sikkim, India by prateek goel

Icy mountains view from Zero Point..

Photo of Explore the scenic beauty of Sikkim by prateek goel

At the end of the day, Sikkim is the best place to visit throughout the year. Sikkim is the complete package of breath-taking scenery, and if you are a traveler then it is the best one trek or hike.

This is the glimpse of Sikkim and there is lot more to explore in Sikkim. So just stay tune.

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